Dr. Mislan is currently at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology, serving in the newly created Computing Security Department within the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. At RIT, his main effort is the development of new Mobile Security and Vulnerability Exploitation undergraduate and graduate courses. Prior to his work at RIT, Rick made his mark in Mobile Device Forensics while a professor of Purdue University's College of Technology. Rick's areas of research include Small-Scale Digital Device Forensics, Mobile Security, Unusual Sources of Digital Evidence, and the Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Improving Efficiency in Cyber Forensics. He was also a faculty member with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).
Previously at Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Michigan, Rick taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security, Network Management, and E-Business Strategy. Rick also served as a Technology Director and Educator for various school districts, a Communications Electronic Warfare Officer for the U.S. Army, and a Radio Disc Jockey.
He has authored numerous articles in the area of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics, served as editor for the Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal, and acts as a reviewing editor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Guidelines for Cellphone Forensics, Guidelines for PDA Forensics, Cell Phone Forensic Tools, and PDA Forensic Tools.
As a consultant, Rick also works with state and federal agencies in Mobile Device Forensics.